1. What do you do for a living?
I’m a Dermatology Physician Assistant at [a clinic].
2. Why did you want to do a boudoir session?
My husband actually surprised me with the boudoir maternity session as my birthday present. He wanted me to feel beautiful because he knows how hard I can be on myself. He thinks I’m beautiful and thought this would be a great way to show me the beauty he sees in me. This may be my last pregnancy, so he also wanted to document my growing belly so we can look back at these precious pictures in the years to come.
3. What made you choose Wallflower?
My husband picked Wallflower due to it’s overwhelming online presence when he did his search for boudoir photographers in Wichita.
4. Were you nervous at all to do your shoot?
I was a little nervous, but also excited. I’m self conscious of my changing body and was nervous to be naked/almost naked in front of a stranger, but Christina made me feel very comfortable the whole time.
5. What was your favorite part of the experience?
My favorite part was feeling like a model/movie star during the photo shoot. Getting my hair and makeup done was so much fun and made me feel beautiful. The studio itself is big, private, and has gorgeous lighting.
6. What would you tell a friend if they were thinking about doing a boudoir session?
Do it! Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and boudoir sessions definitely help boost confidence. Even if the whole thing is out of your comfort zone, which it is for most people, it’s totally worth it!
7. What was it like to see your photos?
It was awesome! I loved seeing the final photos with my husband. The pictures were all beautiful and flattering. She used the photos I showed her as inspiration and put her own unique twist on them.
8. Was everything what you expected it to be when you first got in touch?
Since it was a surprise I didn’t have too many expectations going into the session, but the whole process was very smooth. I was pleasantly surprised to have my photos ready a week after the session itself. I thought that was an extremely fast turnaround time! I’ve had other photographers take a month or more to finalize photos.
9. Do you see yourself differently after having your session?
I feel more beautiful and confident after seeing my photos. Pregnancy really is an amazing process and it’s all too easy to focus on the negatives rather than see the beauty in it. My boudoir session has made me feel more positive about my changing body.
10. Anything else you’d like to throw out there?
Great experience all the way around. I may have to do a traditional boudoir session once my body gets back to “normal” after childbirth.